The Kalamazoo College baseball team lost three out of four games in a home and home series against the league-leading Adrian College on Saturday and Sunday. The Hornets dropped the first game in Adrian five to three but bounced back behind a dominant, complete-game pitching performance by sophomore Aaron Schwark that led to a three to zero victory. Kalamazoo dropped both games on Sunday at home 7-5 and 2-1 despite a majestic game on the mound from senior lefty Adam McDowell. McDowell put out seven strong innings but the Hornets stalled on offense with runners on base. Kalamazoo returns to the diamond on May 1st when they take on the Trine University Thunder.
The Kalamazoo College softball team split their series Saturday on Senior Day with the University of Michigan-Dearborn. The Hornets annihilated the pseudo Wolverines in game one by a score of 9-1. Senior Querubin Dubois led the Hornets offensively with two hits and three runs batted in and sophomore pitcher Erin DuRoss earned her fifth win on the hill. Kalamazoo followed up this performance with a heart-breaking loss in the second game of the series, squandering a early 8-3 lead before losing 9-8. Sunday wasn’t much kinder to the Hornets as it brought about a 10-2 and a 9-8 defeat at the hands of Manchester College. The Hornets conclude the season sitting in 7th place in the MIAA.
With their nine flights to zero victory over hated rival Hope College, the Kalamazoo College men’s tennis team earned their place as outright champions of the MIAA on Wednesday at Markin Center. Sophomore Branden Metzler and Senior David DeSimone continued their winning trends this season, taking first and second singles 6-4, 6-2 and 6-0, 6-1 respectively. Metzler also paired up with junior Robert Hudson to take first doubles 8-3. The Hornets will host Alma College in the first round of the MIAA tournament on April 30th.
The women’s tennis team turned out an equally scintillating performance at Albion College, handing the Britons an 8-1 loss. Junior star Sarah Woods rested during singles play but teamed up with sophomore Sabrina Dass to dominate first singles 8-0. Senior captains Olivia Bouchard and Cheryl Zhang won three and four singles handily by a score of 6-2, 6-1 and 6-1, 6-0. Sophomore Siani Johnson saw the action as well, and did not lose a single game in her sixth singles matchup. The Hornets are set to host Calvin College in the first round of the MIAA tournament on April 30th.